Does the air flowing from your supply registers suddenly appear warm? Inspect the indoor component of your air conditioner. This component is situated inside your furnace or air handler, if you have a heat pump. If there’s water seeping onto the floor, there could be ice on the evaporator coil. The AC coil in the equipment could have frosted over. You’ll need to melt it before it can cool your home again.
Here’s the things you should do. If you can’t get the coil defrosted, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to support you with air conditioning repair in the U.S. that includes a a 100% satisfaction guarantee.*
First things first—set the thermostat from “cool” to “off.” This prevents cold refrigerant from going to the outdoor compressor, which could harm it and cause an expensive repair.
Next, adjust the fan from “auto” to “on.” This produces hot airflow over the frozen coils to force them to defrost faster. Double check to set the cooling mode to “off” so the air conditioner doesn’t start a cooling cycle.
It can take under an hour or the majority of the day for the ice to thaw, depending on the degree of the ice. While you’re waiting, keep an eye on the condensate pan underneath the AC unit. If the drain line is clogged, it might spill over as the ice melts, possibly creating water damage.
Bad airflow is a main cause for an AC to freeze up. Here’s how to troubleshoot the situation:
If low airflow doesn’t feel like the problem, then another problem is making your AC freeze. If this is the case, just thawing it out won’t repair the trouble. The evaporator coil will possibly keep freezing unless you take care of the root issue. Get in touch with an HVAC tech to look for problems with your air conditioner, which could include:
When your AC freezes up, contact the ACE-certified pros at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing to fix the situation. We have a lot of experience helping homeowners diagnose their air conditioners, and we’re confident we can get things operating again quickly. Contact us at 866-397-3787 to get air conditioning repair in the U.S. with us now.
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